Scion – February 2023

“February is the border between winter and spring.” -Terri Guillemets Welcome to February! AgriLife Extension Service tells us to “learn to like ugly.” It was so tempting with the warmer temps we had at the end of January to go out and prune the plants that were damaged by the cold snap we had in December. Leaving the plants as …

Scion – January 2023

Volume 33, Issue #1 – January 2023 “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” –Vern McLellan Happy New Year, BCMG! I am honored to once again be serving as President for 2023. As we enter this New Year, we are looking forward to doing more in-person activities. …

Scion – December 2022

Volume 32, Issue #12 – December 2022 “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” –Hal Borland This year was another challenging one as things throughout our beautiful city were still coming back online after the pandemic shutdown. As things started opening up again, our …

Scion – December 2022

Volume 32, Issue #12 – December 2022 “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” –Hal Borland This year was another challenging one as things throughout our beautiful city were still coming back online after the pandemic shutdown. As things started opening up again, our …

Scion – November 2022

Volume 32, Issue #11 – November 2022 Introducing Andres Villagran, Bexar County Extension’s New Youth Gardens Coordinator Interviewed by Judy Warren, Vice President of the Bexar County Master Gardeners Andres was born and raised in San Antonio.  He became a volunteer at the San Antonio Zoo when he was 14, and in 4 years was supervising volunteers as an employee, …

Scion – October 2022

Volume 32, Issue #10 – October 2022 It is finally October!  Cooler temps at last. From the (second) Big Freeze in February to the scorching 100+ temps of June and our Exceptional Drought, the year 2022 has been a year for determining plant survivability. Like many gardeners, I have narrowed my list of preferred plants based on who survived this …

Scion – September 2022

Volume 32, Issue #9 – September 2022 Fall is coming.   And finally, we have rain! This past summer has shown us, if nothing else, what plants can really survive: prolonged, extreme temperatures with only the tiniest sprinkles of rain. Cooler weather is in our future, and you know what that means … It’s time to get back into the garden! …

Scion – August 2022

Volume 32, Issue #8 – August 2022 My mind keeps drifting from the scorching dog days of summer to the fall planting season in San Antonio.  I not only yearn for more rain, cooler temperatures but the possibilities of our area’s second growing season.  Although it is the beginning of August, developing an action plan for the fall planting season …

Scion – July 2022

Volume 32, Issue #7 – July 2022 Welcome to July! Who would have thought that June was going to be the new August? These hot temps seem to be here to stay with no chances of rain in sight. If you follow us on our Facebook page, you will see some tips on how to cope with the drought-like weather …

Scion – June 2022

Volume 32, Issue #6 – June 2022  I am Kathann El-Amin, serving as the BCMG Treasurer for the fourth year. I retired in 2017 after working with and for non-profit organizations for over 25 years. In 2018, I applied to the Master Gardener program, something I had wanted to do for many years but had been unable to fit it …